Description: Resistors are a good thing, in fact, they’re actually crucial in a lot of circuit designs. The only problem seems to be that resistors disappear into thin air. The only way to be sure that you’re gonna have the resistor you need when you need it is to stock up, and keep them organized. We have just the thing!
Our new branded resistor kit comes with 25 each of 20 different resistor values (including 0Ω links!). All of these resistors are stapled into a tri-fold pack and clearly labeled. The back of the resistor kit even has a resistor color code look-up chart and a table of color codes for the included resistors!
We’d like to give Oomlout credit for coming up with this great idea. Thanks guys!
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Very useful and convenient. Liked it. Reminds me that I could use some capacitor assortments as well. Bill
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I love the way this kit is packaged, its very easy and efficient to find the resistor you need and just snip it out of the tape. Has all of the common resistor sizes and its fairly cheap compared to a lot of kits.
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It’s as if the components are resisting my current. I’m not finding them very conductive.
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Try getting one form one of the resistor manufactures and you will pay through the nose. Over $100 for a plastic drawer set with the same resistors in this kit. and you have to put them in after you get it.
Love it! I bought two!
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Although this suffices for a beginner, it quickly becomes a handicap as you learn. There are many kits out there that far surpass this one. This is for a variety of reasons. First of all, out of the 73 standard E12 values up to 1Mohm, only 25 are present. This kit is missing two thirds of the standard values. Second of all, the packaging is extremely lacking. This “kit” consists of little more than resistor sheets loosely stapled to a sheet of thin cardboard. The resistors freely flap around, and it is difficult to access individual resistors. Finally, the leads of the resistors are far, far, far too thin. Even with a breadboard that has fully been broken in, it is difficult to insert these things without bending the leads.
When i am organizing components for a circuit its great to have this kit on hand. Dont have to do a BBROYGBVGW each time.
I can never find the exact resistor I need in my messy pile of unlabeled components, and the tiny colored stripes are devilishly difficult to see anyway. So this little booklet of nicely labeled resistors is perfect for my projects!
Very nice to have all those resistors all labelled and arranged. A great service you provide. Also your other stuff, and the discussions and teaching. A real plus for us noobies. Please keep up yhr good work and the great support !
It has all the value resistors nicely arranged and is really handy in use.
Works perfectly well. No defects. Well packaged and organized. Overall awesome product
A well organized set of assorted resisters. What else is there to say?
I keep this next to my soldering iron. I always have the really common resistor values handy now, and don’t have to hunt for them in my supplies stock. This is absolutely definitely assuredly worth the price.
I want one just like this but for ceramic and poly capacitors. Maybe one for molded inductors too.
The only demerit is that these resistors have very thin leads. Too thin to engage most header sockets, and they are hit-and-miss with breadboards also.
Great value and very handy. Different resistance levels are pretty easy to find, and I like that the body of the resistors are bigger than the ones came with my Arduino kit, so they are less easy to lose sight of.
The packaging is excellent, keeping all the resistors organized with very clear labeling and resistor code diagrams. Highly recommended resistor kit.
(My only gripe is a pedantic one: the example resistor color code given uses the Latin for “that is” instead of “for example.” Not sure how the editor let that slip…)
Nice selection. The packaging makes it very easy to find what you need.
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I was able to use these parts for my breadboard kits. Its easy to try new resistors to get things right.
Need a resistor.. to find just the right timing or drive level…grab the kit. Resistor stoped working because the smoke got out? grab the kit. Spark Fun need a cap kit as well.
This kit is exactly as described; LOTS of resistors. I like how it folds out, and It really is nice to know that I have so may resistors to choose from. I have this nagging feeling though that I’m going to run out of a specific resistor one day and be shocked.
For the project that I’m doing, I don’t need resisters over 100ohm. So there are a LOT of resistors that are going to go to waste - and that bothers me just from the aspect of “I don’t like wasting things”. The price was cheap enough that it’s not a financial issue, so I can’t really complain. It would be nice if packs of lower ohm resistors were available though.
Unexpected new values for the breadboard, and hole-through use. These have nice long leads. A version I used to buy was:
5ea. 2.2,15,22,33,39,47,51,68,82,180,270,390,510,680,1.2k,1.8k,2.7k3k,3.9k,5.1k, 5.6k,6.8k,8.2k,12k,18k,27k,33k,39k,51k,56k,68k,82k,120k,150k, 180k,270k,330k,1.5m,2.2m,3.3m,4.7m
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A real time saver. It’s the perfect kit to have in my parts larder. When I need a resistor for what ever I happen to be working on. I just reach for my stock of resistors, pluck out the one(s) I need and keep working.
Offer more single resistance resistor, such as 330 ohm or 220 ohm, etc.
Hi, We do have specific packs of values such as this 330 ohm pack – https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11507
The packaging is nice as it’s not just a spidery mess of resisters, there is some organization to it. I also haven’t had any duds so far which is also nice. I think the best thing is that you get a decent amount of resistors for very cheap. And since its assorted you should be able to get through most any project with one of these.
Easy to find the resistor i want quickly. The zero ohms is useful when breadboarding and avoids a jumper.
With local suppliers of components becoming rare, this is a required tool. Good selection and they are well labelled.
I use this kit at my work the variety of resistance values comes in handy. I will be buying more when I need them.
The description for this product is pretty spot on. Many circuits will need resistors and this kit has such a variety, you likely won’t need to worry about whether or not you have the right resistor. The little book they come in is a nice organizer, easy to carry with all resistors neatly sorted and attached on tape rolls. It fit perfectly in my toolbox and I have been the resistor guru among my peers. If you build circuits, or plan to begin building circuits, this product will be as helpful as any breadboard, soldering iron or multimeter. Highly recommended.
I’ve ordered large groups of resistors in the past, and they all show up out of order and you have to go through and interpret some chicken scratch they wrote as to what the value was and then hope they sent you all they promised and didn’t forget pr duplicate any. This one comes nice, neat, and organized. Very much worth it.
Sometimes you just need a pack of resistors well organized in a nice book. This saves me tons of time breadboarding a quick circuit. Just flip to the page, pull out the resistor, and go.
I used to have a bucket full of resistors, and it took me a good 10 minutes to find the right value. Multiply that by how many pullups and PWM low pass filters in a given circuit and that is a lot of wasted time. This pack will pay for itself many times over in your time and sanity.
Now if they would only make a book of capacitors…
A lot of resistors in a small box. Couldn’t resist purchasing it.
Good selection of values. Nice long leads. Very good price. I’ll no doubt be ordering another in the near future.
i like it
The resistor gives a handy sampling of resistor values, but I’ve been rather bothered with the thickness of the wires coming out of each resistor. Maybe I’m wrong, but it seems like these wires are flimsier than the ones I’m used to sticking into breadboards. I have to be very careful to apply force in a direction that won’t completely bend the wires as I’m inserting the resistors into a breadboard.
I also don’t have a use for 0 ohm resistors, so I would have prefered getting a different sampling of a large resistance value.
But hey, they do their job as resistors just fine.
I needed a few extra resistors that this kit provided that I didn’t already have laying around. The resistors are all pinned inside this kit and it shows you which ones are which value. All of my other resistors are in a binder and split out into different sections and I loved that. Ever since I got this though, I haven’t used the binder at all. Glad I ended up getting this kit.
I got one of these for Christmas and I have no complaints except for the fact that the labels on the inside are out of order and I couldn’t find half of the resistors.
Good denominations, convenient chart for beginners (and clear colorings)